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Addiction

My probation officer came by last week for the first time since my sentencing. He had felt the five-year statutory minimum was already harsh and was surprised to learn I had received 12 years. “Our justice system isn’t perfect,” he … Continue reading

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The Sentence

I asked my brother that morning if he thought the weather was indicative of the punishment that lie ahead. It certainly was a fitting backdrop. The sky was solid gray and the threat of rain was imminent. When we arrived … Continue reading

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Sentencing Memorandum

My lawyer provided me a copy of the Sentencing Memorandum he filed yesterday with the court, the purpose of which is to persuade my judge to impose a sentence lower than the range calculated by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. In … Continue reading

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Five to Twenty

Yesterday I received a postcard in the mail from the city police department alerting me that a high-risk sex offender recently moved into the neighborhood. It’s the first time I’ve ever received such a notice, and the timing is ironic. … Continue reading

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